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Disseminated Talaromyces Marneffei in a Patient with Newly Diagnosed HIV Co-Infection with Syphilis by Wanjun Chen, Meifeng Zhong, Jinlong Song

Background: This article reports on a young male with respiratory symptoms as the first presentation.
Methods: We identified the suspected pathogen by microscopic examination of blood smears, which was subsequently confirmed by blood culture.
Results: The patient was confirmed to be infected with Talaromyces marneffei, and further testing revealed that he was a patient with HIV co-infected with syphilis.
Conclusions: With heavy fungemia the organisms may be seen on the peripheral blood smear, which can facilitate prompt diagnosis and treatment.

DOI: 10.7754/Clin.Lab.2023.230523